Back to School in Irvine: A Real Estate Perspective and a Special Giveaway!

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As the summer sun begins to wane, the anticipation of a new school year is palpable in the air. Families in Irvine are gearing up for another exciting academic year, and as a real estate expert in the area, I’m here to provide some insights on how this impacts our local real estate market. But that’s not all – we’re also thrilled to announce a special back-to-school giveaway!

The Irvine Advantage

Irvine, California, is renowned for its top-tier educational institutions. The Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) consistently ranks among the best in the nation, offering a robust curriculum and a wide array of extracurricular activities. The district’s commitment to academic excellence and the holistic development of students makes Irvine a highly sought-after location for families.

Back to School and Real Estate

The start of a new school year often coincides with a surge in real estate activity. Families looking to move to Irvine often time their relocation to coincide with the start of the school year to ensure a smooth transition for their children. This year, the IUSD is set to commence the 2023-2024 academic year on August 18, making the summer months a prime time for real estate transactions.

Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Each neighborhood in Irvine is unique, offering a variety of amenities and distinct characteristics. Proximity to schools is a significant factor for many homebuyers with school-aged children. In Irvine, you’ll find many communities within walking distance of elementary, middle, and high schools, making the morning school run a breeze.

The Impact of School Ratings

School ratings significantly impact real estate values. Homes located within the boundaries of highly-rated schools tend to maintain their value better and sell faster than homes in areas with lower-rated schools. In Irvine, this is particularly true due to the high caliber of our local schools.

Planning Your Move

If you’re planning a move to coincide with the new school year, it’s essential to start your home search early. Inventory in Irvine can be tight, particularly in the summer months leading up to the new school year. Working with a local real estate expert can help streamline your search and ensure you find the perfect home in the right school district for your family.

Back-to-School Giveaway

To celebrate the upcoming school year, we’re excited to announce a special Back-to-School Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a Target gift card worth up to $500, perfect for all your back-to-school shopping needs. The entry period runs from July 11th to July 31st, with the drawing held around August 1st. [Click here] to enter and get your school year off to a great start!


As we gear up for another school year in Irvine, the real estate market is buzzing with activity. Whether you’re a local family looking to upgrade or new to the area and eager to take advantage of our excellent schools, there’s never been a better time to explore what Irvine real estate has to offer. And don’t forget to enter our Back-to-School Giveaway for a chance to win a shopping spree on us! Here’s to a successful school year and a successful home search!

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About the Author
Richard Wamsat
Richard Wamsat is an author, a deep thinker, and master of home sales. He lives in Irvine, California with his wife Brandy and a fluffy white dog named Murphy. His knowledge of real estate spans two decades having purchased his first home at the age of 19. He has worked in both Northern California and Southern California markets and has fought with banks to save client's homes or get relief from underwater mortgages during the Great Recession. Richard is a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - CalRE#01345167. He has earned the designation of Master Certified Negotiation Expert from The Real Estate Negotiation Institute, a member of the Harvard Program on Negotiation. Connect with Richard on Twitter @rwamsat, or on his website